Generator Rex

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Friday 8:30 PM on Cartoon Network Premiered Apr 23, 2010 Between Seasons

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Generator Rex
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Fifteen-year-old Rex is not like other boys. Infected by microscopic molecular-altering nanites, this boy has the ability to grow machines out of his body. As a result he travels the world investigating biological mutations.

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  • CN, you just dont know who to let go early

    9.0
    Generator Rex was a show that really gave cartoons the boost that they needed. Sadley, I think that the show is getting the too-soon cut like the SWAT Kats. Thus, quality has been going down a lot over the years. Half- decent shows are getting cut after a few episodes while the bad ones go on for seasons and seasons.
  • Killed by the Merch :-(

    8.0
    So if you are wondering why Generator Rex hadn't been on in a while, and is winding down prematurely, you can thank the most nastiest EVO of them all: The Network Executive.



    I personally would have loved to see Breach's backstory, but thanks to some exective meddling, this story will be the work of some fan fiction or transported into Breach's pocket dimension. ("Ah, ah, ah! No spoilers!")



    So here's how the show crashed: Despite the praise for having a diverse cast and diverse cast of characters, someone didn't read the fine print. The shows contract demanded there be some sort of toy deal if they wanted it to keep going. The video game was a good idea, but toys? Maybe if you were a hardcore collecter of memorabilia.



    Also another flaw with the contract: A limit of 60 episodes. Again, no time for back stories except for the sexy Dr. Holiday, Agent Six, the title Protagonist, and the main arch-vilian. Sorry, pretty/creepy four-armed girl with mental illness, you're story just wasn't as important as "My sister is a giant spider" or the Ophelia goth chick, Circe, who didn't like you. ("Meanie!")



    So that's it. No big comic revival of which this series was based on.



    Perhaps someday a similar story will come along. Vaya con Dios, Rex.moreless
  • Matrix mixed with E.V.O.S and Teen Drama

    8.5
    The highlight of the show is the characters. So I will spend most of this review talking about them.

    Rex- Really like able teenager. The people who made the show did really well making him likable. Normally I hate how they portray teenagers in tv shows. He's a very cool character. I like his machines a lot. Also the back story with his brother and his chemistry with Six makes me really enjoy the show more.

    Bobo- Much needed comedic relief .

    Six- Pulled right off the pages of the matrix. I love his back story with Rex I think it sheds a lot of light on there relationship knowing that they spent years growing up together. He is a very serious character but sometimes he is just as funny as Bobo.

    Doctor Holiday- The story with her sister bring a lot of heart to the show. Also The times when she goes into the field makes her grow as a character knowing she's not afraid and that she will try anything the cure her sister.

    I like this show it has flaws like the lack of story in some episodes. Or sometimes I just didn't laugh at a joke. But just from the trailers I had high hopes and it met my standards. The stories are good just sometimes they lack important details. Finally I wasn't big on Circe the only episode that I saw her in it felt like thing I'd seen before. Even though I still liked her part of the Pack(which are great villains for the show) I think giving her that relationship was a bit much. I hope I begin to like her more. The action scenes impressed me only as much as character growth. Toped with pretty good design for the E.V.O S . Final thoughts the world they build here is very dark for a kids show but they manage to pull some fun into it. I just think the setting right from the beginning tells you what the show is about and that it's for all ages. I've only seen only 6 episodes and I look forward to more.moreless
  • Matches my preference!

    10
    This is what I like from "Men of Action"! (the group who made Ben 10) They made a dark themed action-cartoon!



    Plot: An accident happened, an explosion. The explosion also released a massive amount of nanites, a small machines that causes a person to mutate. The mutation is random, if they activated inside the person's body. And then it came into the atmosphere making the whole world covered in it and thus, infecting everyone. Rex Salazar, a 15 year old boy that is infected with nanites, doesn't know his past. Agent Six, from an agency called Providence, found him in the middle of an EVO fight. (EVO, that's how they called the mutants.) When Agent Six saw his abilities, he saw hope! because Rex can absorb nanites, plus, he retains his intelligence. He can control his nanites. Now, he belongs to the Providence, an agency that deals with nanite-related incidents. He tries to find his past with Agent Six and Dr. Holiday's help.



    Characters: Each one has their back story, well dark stories, they have nice agendas and personalities. Unusual ones. Voice acting is excellent.



    Action-Value: The action value also depends from the season. Season 1 is dark, contained deaths and some sad events, it's balanced actually.

    Season 2 lost its darkness, the deaths are not that existent. More focused on the action

    Season 3, when the Black Night came, it became dark again. Such as in order to defeat the Consortium, a creation of the Black Night, he must lost his memory.



    Art: A little differences from their art in Ben 10, really good. Animation is just like before.



    Overall: 10. It's my preference for action-cartoons. Dark themed.moreless
  • Awesome Show!

    10
    Generator Rex follows a boy named Rex who works for this agency called Providence who works to cure the world of these little machines called nanites which can turn people into these things called evo's. Rex can take control of Nanites and create different machines from his body and has the ability to cure evo's. The show is basically just a straight up beat em up show and doesnt skip a beat on the action, with all the crap that has been on CN for the last couple of years it is nice to see a decent cartoon finally.moreless
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    futuristic technology, saving the world, light science fiction, Tweens